Refugee access to livelihoods and housing, land, and property (Adjumani, May 2019)

Uganda is currently hosting the largest number of refugees in the region with over 1.2 million refugees and asylum seekers, primarily from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Burundi. According to a 2018 Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) study on Housing Land and Property (HLP) rights in Uganda, refugees face challenges accessing and enjoying some of their HLP rights, often living in poor conditions, both in urban areas and in settlements. There are key information gaps on how access to or lack of HLP for refugees impact their potential for sustainable livelihoods, in the context of broader HLP issues among host community populations.

In partnership with NRC, REACH conducted an assessment from 3 December 2018 to 15 March 2019 to collect baseline data on refugees' access to livelihoods and HLP in order to better understand the linkages, to identify opportunities for sustainable livelihoods and factors influencing potential movement within Uganda